How Do You Like Your Pop Music?: Light and Sweet (E22)
Pop = Popular. Easy enough. Yet… I think each of us has our own private world of the pop music that we enjoy. Even in such a broad category of “popular” there are a zillion (sorry to get all math on you) different playlists from each one of us for our favs. And my list changes by the month certainly. There are the “all time favs” and the “current favs” and the “favs that might impress everyone with your sophisticated taste but are really NOT your favs.” You know.
And that brings me to this show, “How Do You Like Your Pop Music?: Light and Sweet. Truth is I was supposed to be editing three other shows full of complicated sophisticated and meaningful music and commentary (that are most definitely coming soon). But I was waylaid by the lovely Canadian singer, Lily Frost. In preparation for my show on Lily’s favs (a rich tapestry of ballads from the world’s most accomplished singer-song-writers) I found that she has created some really fun pop tunes. Those did not fit the mood of her favs collection. And they were just so good… that I built this show around them. To be 100% honest I wanted an excuse to assemble some of my favs too… cards on the table.
So – inspired by Lily Frost’s supremely delicious pop songs, A PJDJ collection of light and sweet pop music for you on this episode of LTNF.
Lily Frost Lunamarium
by Michael Edwards – Published Aug 02, 2000
Lily Frost is a Vancouver artist who has several irons in the fire – rather than limiting herself to simply recording a few tunes from time to time, she has also appeared in several TV and film productions. Lunamarium is her second solo release and it continues with her journey away from the cocktail music she produced during her time at the vocalist with the Colorifics. These days, Lily is simply concerned with uncomplicated pop, and that makes this album very, very accessible. But despite the fact that the album as a whole could never be called particularly subtle, it does have an unexpected eclectic feel that helps to keep in interesting. There is an obvious autobiographical content to the lyrics that reflects uncertainty and insecurity – it doesn’t take a genius to realise who “Lily Of The Sky” is about. Quite a cast of musicians (both as part of her band and as invited guests) were assembled to fashion the music – guitars and keyboards dominate but there are some moments of variety courtesy of accordion and trumpet.
How Do You Like Your Pop Music? (LTNF E22).
Tracks included in order of appearance.
|Song||Artist / Album||Year|
|Who Am I||Lily Frost / Lunamarium||2000|
|Again and Again||The Bird and the Bee / The Bird and the Bee||2007|
|Annie Get Your Gun||Squeeze / Singles (45’s and Under)||1982|
|Eighth Avenue||Hospitality / Hospitality||2012|
|Further Along & Farther Away||Snowmine / Dialects||2014|
|Seven Days in Sunny June||Jamiroquai / Dynamite||2005|
|Cheers Then||Bananarama / Deep See Skiving||1982|
|Like a Field||Lily Frost / Lunamarium||2000|
|Hideous Towns||The Sundays / Reading Writing & Arithmetic||1996|
|Romantic Dreams||Industry / Stranger to Stranger||1983|
|Tomorrow||The Cardigans / Life||1994|
|Rainbow Glasses||Lily Frost / Retro Moderne||2019|
|Cruel World||Lily Frost / Retro Moderne||2019|
LEST-OMETER – 1995
In this episode our music centers around the year 1995 as you can see from our LEST-OMETER below. Yep – that’s how we roll around here… the very latest in music technology!!